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Breed of the Month ~ July 2015 ~ Vizsla
Congratulations to Sylvia Kerr

Originally from Hungary, the Vizsla is a medium-sized, short-coated hunting dog that is essentially Pointer in type, although he combines characteristics of both pointer and retriever. An attractive golden rust in color, this "dual" dog is popular in both the field and the show ring due to his power and drive while hunting and his trainability in the home.The Vizsla is also called a Hungarian Pointer.

The ancestors of the Vizsla are assumed to have been hunters and companions of the Magyar hordes which swarmed over Central Europe more than a thousand years ago and settled into what is now Hungary. The breed is depicted in various etchings that date back to the 10th century and manuscripts tracing to the 14th century.

The importation of the breed into the United States began in the 1950s. The Vizsla was admitted into the American Kennel Club in 1960.

The Vizsla thrives as part of an active family that provides daily exercise. He is lively and affectionate to his people, and possesses an above-average ability to take training. Although he sheds, his short coat requires low daily maintenance. Vizslas form a tight bond with their owners. These dogs want to be part of the family and hate to be left alone. Dogs of many talents, Vizslas excel at all kinds of sports and activities. They’re up for anything, if they can do it with their human. An expert on the breed tells us, “If you don’t have the time to encourage this breed’s full use of its brain, you’re wasting a good dog.”




I have owned, bred and exhibited Vizslas under the kennel name Nyircsaszari since 1974 and have bred over 50 champions as well as dogs titled in obedience, agility and hunting. I have owner/handled a number of my dogs to titles in all those areas. My breeding program has produced three generations of Registry of Merit dams, a Registry of Merit sire and BISS winners. I am an AKC Breeder of Merit.

I started judging Vizslas in 1992 and am currently approved to judge the Sporting Group, Boxers, Doberman Pinschers, Komondors, Junior Showmanship and BIS. I have judged the National Specialty of the Komondor Club of America, as well as, the Vizsla Club of America National Specialty in 2006.

I have belonged to Plum Creek KC for over 25 years and have served the club in many capacities, including as President.

I have been a member of the Vizsla Club of America for over 30 years. During that time I have served on the Board of Directors as well as serving on or chairing numerous committees. I was a founding member of the Rocky Mountain Vizsla Club.


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